10 things parents can do to address bullying

  1. Consider your own behaviour
  2. Establish a code of conduct
  3. Use consequences that teach
  4. Encourage children to report
  5. Catch children being good
  6. Create friendship opportunities
  7. Give your children scripts
  8. Build on children’s strengths
  9. Be ready to listen
  10. Be your child's champion

List sourced from prevnet.ca

Tips to share with your children

  • If it’s hard to stand up for yourself, ignore the bullying, walk away and tell someone who can help.
  • Get funny! Humour shows you’re not bothered.
  • Be assertive, not aggressive. Fighting makes the bullying worse.
  • Remember that telling is not tattling.
  • If you walk away and get help, you are part of the solution. If you stay and watch, you are part of the problem.
  • Put yourself in the other kid’s shoes. Would you want to be picked on or left out?
  • Apologize to the kids you have bullied.
  • Be a real leader. Treat others with respect.
  • Remember that no one deserves to be bullied.

List sourced from www.witsprogram.ca

If you are having thoughts of suicide or of hurting yourself or others, please reach out immediately for help. Call 9-1-1 (or your local police or authority, if you do not have 9-1-1) or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

If you are being bullied, feeling alone or just need to talk to someone who will listen, please reach out to a trained volunteer or professional:

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Thank you for stopping by to check out the ERASE Bullying online reporting tool. This tool is accessible through computers and smart phones, and will allow students, parents or other witnesses to report bullying or other threatening behaviour, anytime and anywhere.

The online reporting tool has just been developed and is in the final stages of testing.

If you need help, please reach out to someone you trust, like a parent, friend or teacher. Or, you can reach out to someone who doesn’t know you for support. There is a list of youth-oriented support lines and websites on this site just for you.